Reserving Picnic Shelters

Four picnic shelters are available for reservation in regional parks. All shelters offer undercover picnic table seating and nearby toilet facilities. Barbeques are permitted. The cost to reserve a shelter is $50 plus GST.

One teaching shelter is also available for reservation at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park for nature education purposes only.

Use of shelters is subject to CRD Regional Parks bylaws and regulations. Alcohol, smoking and open fires are not permitted.

Online Reservations

  • Shelters can be booked online,.
  • Leave no trace - remove all garbage and personal belongings after using this shelter.

The CRD’s secure online reservation site allows you to reserve and pay immediately for a picnic shelter with no wait. You will first have to create an account. Payment options are VISA or MasterCard. All reservation requests go through an approval process before a Permit is issued. Once you have booked a shelter the permit fee is non-refundable.

Insurance is required

The permit holder must maintain insurance for facility rentals that authorize a use or activity where a potential risk to loss or damage is present.

Insurance is to be provided, maintained and paid for by the permit holder and shall include:

  • Comprehensive General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $2,000,000 (two million dollars) inclusive per occurrence against bodily injury, personal injury and property damage and including liability assumed under contract.
  • The Capital Regional District is to be added as an additional insured on this policy and the policy shall include a cross liability and separation of insured clause.
  • The permit holder shall provide Regional Parks with evidence of such insurance coverage, in the form of an executed copy of a Certificate of Insurance, prior to issuance of the permit.

If a permit holder does not have the required insurance, a request may be made to participate in the CRD Special Events Insurance Program.

Proof of insurance is not required at the time of booking. Once your picnic shelter permit is approved, you will be contacted to discuss insurance requirements.

Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Beaver Lake - located at filter beds

Eagle Beach - near Elk Lake Rowing Centre

East Sooke Regional Park

EastSookeParkPicnicShelterSqaureLocated at Aylard Farm

Island View Beach Regional Park

Witty's Lagoon Regional ParkThe teaching shelter at Witty's Lagoon

Look for the group picnic shelter sign on each parks map for the exact location.

Questions about a Shelter

Tel: 250.478.3344

Park Use Permits

Regional Parks manages all activities and uses within regional parks and trails, many of which require a park use permit.